Strategic Vacuum…writes Michael Kuttner

September 5, 2014 by Michael Kuttner
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We have been informed by no lesser an authority than the President of the United States that he has no strategy formulated for dealing with the pandemic of terror now spreading across the Middle East and soon to erupt in the USA, UK and Europe amongst other places.

Michael Kuttner

Michael Kuttner

Apparently according to a US spokesperson the word “yet” had been left out of the news report but this only makes things worse. It is after all not as though this modern day black plague has suddenly burst upon the world. This virus has been incubating for years and its early symptoms were easily discernable and diagnosed long ago.

In fact like previous mutations the first victims of this deadly disease have been the Jews and like the proverbial canaries in the mine we have served as an early warning system to the rest of civilized society. Unfortunately as in the past those tasked with the preservation of human rights have preferred to ignore, downplay and generally look the other way so long as it was only Jews/Israelis being attacked. As we all know or should know from bitter past experiences the assault on decency and liberal democracy does not usually stop with the Jews but is merely an introduction or entrée to further excesses of the worst kind against those who stand for enlightenment and tolerance.

It is therefore even more astounding that despite such early warnings the purported leader of democracy and freedom today has still not formulated a strategy to deal with and thwart the rapidly multiplying threats to civilized society now threatening to engulf us all. In breaking news today on one of the USA’s news channels it has been reported that for well over a year, Barak Obama has been given daily briefings on the rise, spread and threat of IS (Islamic State) groups. If that is indeed the case then the President’s recent statement that he has not yet formulated a strategy to deal with the problem is nothing short of scandalous. It is indicative however of the aimless and clueless situation we face. As far as Israel is concerned it is moreover a red warning light that we are on our own when it comes to fighting this terror scourge which is already lapping at our border with Syria and threatens to spread to Lebanon and Jordan.

Some like David Cameron are starting to wake up to the threats posed by returning jihadists from Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. Evidence is already available proving that British jihadists intend to carry out beheadings and other such Islamic manifestations of tolerance when they return to the UK. The same is no doubt on the cards in France, Germany and other European countries and of course the USA is not immune from these local home grown terrorists whose expertise in barbarism has been honed in places where the West led by the USA abandoned. The twin towers, London underground and various other outrages in Europe were all early warnings which after the initial flurry soon subsided into impotent incompetence. At least, late and perhaps too late, the British and some Europeans are alert and trying to prevent future catastrophes. Only time will tell if they are successful. On the other hand the current American Administration is dithering, full of great sounding declarations but woefully short of a strategy to combat the looming terror.

The only country which has consistently been the target of Islamic terror and has taken steps to deal with it is vilified, condemned and pilloried by the leaders of those nations which are next targets. The forerunners of Islamic State, namely Fedayeen, Fatah, Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, PLO and all the other myriad offshoots, who have targeted and murdered Jews for over 60 years did so safe in the knowledge that a cynical international community, represented by the United Nations and the Human Rights Council, were only interested in hobbling Israel’s efforts to fight this scourge. At every opportunity Israel has been the target of UN resolutions and accused of disproportionate behaviour. Obama and Kerry obsess with the creation of yet another terror State right in our midst ignoring the fact that the Hamas/Fatah unity Authority represents a mortal danger to every Israeli citizen. This seems to be the only strategy, misguided in its aims, the leaders of the free world seem able to formulate.

Instead of sticking the knife in our back and sabotaging the future security of Israelis, those in Washington and elsewhere should be leading the charge with an effective and well thought out strategy to deal with those who bury women and children alive, rape, massacre those who refuse to convert to Islam, are decimating Christians, kidnapping and beheading journalists and others.

Oh, by the way what about neutralizing the genocidal intentions of Iran which is well on the way to gaining nuclear capabilities to wiping out the cancerous Zionist entity? That terror threat has been around for a while and so far the strategic black hole performance of the democracies has only resulted in more time being granted for the furtherance of their murderous intentions.

If ever Israel needed solid, hard evidence that relying on international guarantees was a slippery slope to disaster, the current state of affairs provides a perfect example.

Michael Kuttner is a Jewish New Zealander who for many years was actively involved with various communal organisations connected to Judaism and Israel. He now lives in Israel and is J-Wire’s correspondent in the region.





One Response to “Strategic Vacuum…writes Michael Kuttner”
  1. Paul Winter says:

    Michael observations are corrects, except those regarding Obama.

    Every since he slithered into the White House playing the race card, the son of a mohammedan Kenyan Luo has been advancing Islam in everything he has done. He distorted history in Cairo and he turned Egypt toward Russia in trying to reinstate the Moslem Brotherhood presidency. He forced a corrupt Afghan regime to negotiate with the bloodthirsty Talibaan. He stabbed Israel in the back repeatedly over Iran. He was involved with arming Assad’s enemies and thus gave birth to ISIL/IIS/IS.

    Obama does everything to advance revolutionary Islam, short of revealing his hand as betraying the USA. He should be investigated and if found to be treasonous, impeached and jailed. The only thing preventing the US Congress from doing so is the fear that doing the right thing by the country will be decried as racist. Shame on the US lawmakers and world-wide Jewry for being silent about their Islamophilic enemy.

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